Thursday, May 31, 2012

Throwback Thursday

I don't know about you, but I used to really love those email surveys you filled out and spammed all your friends with, back when spamming your friends was cool. Now that we have things like facebook so your friends already know every single thing you're doing every second of the day, those surveys have kind of died off. Sad, I know. But I have some good news! I found one today, and decided to post it here as a throwback to the old days of friendly spam and angsty Xanga posts about boy troubles. 
So without further ado, I present: A-Z of Me

A. Age: 27
B. Bed size: Three-quarter. It's a weird antique size.
C. Chore that you hate: Dishes. So much hate.
D. Dogs: I don't have any, but I like my parents' corgis. 
E. Essential start to your day: Coffee = life juice.
F. Favorite color: Cerulean!
G. Gold or Silver: My mom told me once that I look better in gold.
H. Height: 5' 4"
I. Instruments you play: In high school: flute, tenor sax, and piccolo, but not much anymore.
J. Job title: Web Specialist
K. Kids: None for me, but I love my nephews. And my pseudo nieces/nephews too.
L. Live: Ohio
M. Majored in: English with a concentration in Literature, minor in Studio Art 
N. Nicknames: I still get Jord, Jordie, and Ami occasionally.
O. Overnight hospital stays: None.
P. Pet peeve: Wet sock syndrome.
Q. Quote from a movie: "Whoever invented rope was a real a-hole." -Chazz Michael Michaels, Blades of Glory
R. Right or left handed: Mostly right, but I can do a lot of things left-handed too.
S. Siblings: Two brothers, one sister-in-law.
T. Time you wake up: Ugh. 530.
U. Underwear: Yes.
V. Vegetable you hate: Raw tomatoes.
W. What makes you run late: Not getting out of bed.
X. X-Rays you've had: Just my teeth.
Y. Yummy food that you make: Everything?
 Z. Zoo animal: Otters. Fennec foxes. Penguins. Red pandas. I could go on.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I realize that for a blog based on my art, food, and life, I don't talk much about my life. I need to keep things on the bright side today, so this is what I ended up with.

I have very strong opinions about some things. When I think something is gross, I tend to use the phrase "puke cheeks" which was coined by either my brother or his wife many years ago. And that brings us to my newest list: Things That Make Me Throw Up In My Mouth.

Today's sub-topic: Words and Phrases

1. Referring to your significant other as "my beloved"

 2. The words "hearty," "fluids," and "moist"

3. Tomatoes were once known as "love apples"

Dang. This post ended up more focused on food and drawing silly pictures. Oh well. So, what say you, audience? Are there any words or phrases that make you physically ill? Please share!

Monday, May 7, 2012

SOTD: Chocolate Banana

I have decided this is the best protein shake/smoothie. So, you're welcome. It made my jelloy arms and legs happy post-workout this morning. Sorry there's no picture, I was running late and drank it in the car on the way to work.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Put these things in a blender and blend:
1 banana, chunked up and frozen
1 scoop vanilla protein shake powder
Whole milk
1 spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder

Yes, I said unsweetened. Stay with me here.

Cocoa is good for you (antioxidants and all that crap) and with the banana and the shake mix, there's more than enough sweetness in there already, so the cocoa does a nice job of cutting through some of that. It could only have been better if it had hidden kale in it, and I might try it with coconut milk next time to cut out the dairy. The fact the banana is frozen gives it the perfect smoothie consistency, and everyone loves chocolate + banana (except my mom), so dessert-like smoothie for breakfast? Win win winny win win.